First Socialist schism : Bakunin vs. Marx in the International Working Men's Association /
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First Socialist schism : Bakunin vs. Marx in the International Working Men's Association /

The First Socialist Schism chronicles the conflicts in the International Working Men's Association (First International, 1864-1877), which represents an important milestone in the history of political ideas and socialist theory. The separate movements in the International--which would later dev...

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Main Author: Eckhardt, Wolfgang, 1968- (Author)
Other Authors: Homsi, Robert M. (Translator)
Format: Online Book
Published: Oakland, CA : Edmonton, Alberta : PM Press ; Thoughtcrime ink, [2016]
Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • Front Cover; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; 1. Bakunin, Marx, and Johann Philipp Becker; The Alliance 'request' by Johann Philipp Becker (November 1868); The Alliance joins the International (February-July 1869); Becker's position paper on the question of organisation (July 1869); 2. The International in Geneva and in the Jura Region; The International in Jura (February-May 1869); 3. The Basel Congress of the International; Bakunin's manuscript 'To the Citizen Editors of the Réveil' (October 1869)
  • Bakunin's first strategy: attack not Marx but his associates4. Marx's 'communications' concerning Bakunin; Bakunin's defence by Eugène Hins (January 1870); The 'Confidential Communication' to German social democrats (March 1870); 5. The Romance Federation split; La Chaux-de-Fonds Congress (April 1870); Marx's third 'communication' regarding Bakunin (April 1870); The General Council's decision (June 1870); The international response and the International's next congress (April-August 1870); 6. Fixing the International's course
  • Bakunin's second strategy: cautious criticism of Marx Paul Robin, the congress question, and the disbanding of the Geneva Alliance section (summer 1871); Marx and pluralism within the International; 7. The London Conference; The London Conference's decision on the Swiss conflict (resolutions nos. 16 and 17); The Nechaev trial (resolution no. 14 of the London Conference); Constitution of the working class into a political party (resolution no. 9 of the London Conference); 8. The Sonvillier Circular; Reaction of the Belgian Federation of the International (November-December 1871)
  • Engels' article about the Sonvillier Circular and the declarations in support of the London Conference from Saxony and Geneva9. The International in Italy; Reaction of the International in Italy (until January 1872); Engels' letter to Theodor Cuno in Milan of 24 January 1872; Bakunin's Italian manuscripts (end of 1871 to beginning of 1872); 10. The International in Spain; The International in Madrid and the founding congress of the Spanish Federation in Barcelona (1869-1870); Slow reaction of the Spanish International to the Sonvillier Circular (November 1871-early 1872)
  • Paul Lafargue goes to Spain11. Lafargue's activities in Spain; Lafargue and the Emancipación's contact with the Republican Party (January to March 1872); The Saragossa Congress (4-11 April 1872) and Lafargue's reports in the Liberté; Bakunin's letters to Mora and Lorenzo (April-May 1872); 12. The Belgian rules project and the Fictitious Splits; Fictitious Splits in the International by Marx and Engels; Bakunin's third strategy: open criticism of Marx; Debate over the Belgian rules project and the second Belgian federal congress (14 July 1872)